conan o brien c0aa Conan is BACK!This time, HE’S the one in prime-time.  Not Jay Leno.  Well, at least he’ll be prime-time here in Phoenix.  See, Conan O’Brien‘s moving to a CABLE network.  So, we will get the show 2 or 3 hours earlier than NYC time.  Wanna know where and when?  Click more.

Move over, George Lopez.  Conan’s stealing your slot!  11pm Eastern on TBS starting in November.  That means either 8p or 9p here in the Valley.  (Thank you, Daylight Saving Time.)  I wonder if George will now “bring the party back to early morning?”

Here’s all the fresh dirt from the Associated Press:

NEW YORK – Late-night mainstay Conan O’Brien is headed to TBS to resume his comedic duties with a talk show expected to debut in November, the network says.  The program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, shifting TBS’ “Lopez Tonight,” starring George Lopez, to midnight.

Monday’s surprise announcement hit the same day O’Brien starts a two-month, nationwide comedy tour in Eugene, Ore., amid persistent reports that he was likely to claim Fox as his new late-night home.

Barring Fox, syndication was widely considered O’Brien’s most likely option. Few if anyone mentioned TBS as a plausible destination.  O’Brien began serious talks with TBS just last week, the network said.  “In three months, I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable,” O’Brien said in a tongue-in-cheek-toned statement. “My plan is working perfectly.”

O’Brien left NBC in January after hosting “The Tonight Show” for just eight months, as his ratings plunged from those of his longtime “Tonight” predecessor, Jay Leno, who reclaimed the hour. Until last June, O’Brien had followed Leno as host of “Late Night” since 1993.  O’Brien’s parting deal bars him from appearing on TV until September.

Did anyone get tickets to his stage show at the Dodge Theatre on the 30th?  Let me know…we can hook up at the beer stand 🙂


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